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Articles with tag Clean Water

A Dire Need, a Compassionate Response

GFA pastor Macen regularly visited the villages in his surrounding community. With a heart of compassion, he took note of the various needs in those villages and helped meet them as much as he could, …

July 2022

Filter Offers Family a Fresh Start

Kalin put in long hours working as a daily wage labourer in a tea garden. Day after day he toiled for meager wages, struggling to meet his family’s basic needs. The remote …

July 2022

Community Transformed by Living Water

Miron, a farmer and daily labourer, needed to stay healthy to provide for his family. Yet, once again, his body was swollen and refused to function properly. Miron’s wife and three children …

March 2022

A Solution for Stomachaches

Sabin looked at the muddy water. Perhaps he hesitated before taking a gulp. It was the only water he had, and he needed water to survive. What option did he have? A contaminated open well …

March 2022

Gift Offers Hope for Next Generation

For Mai and the other children of her community, daily life carried risks. One of the biggest risks was getting sick with typhoid, diarrhea, malaria or another waterborne disease. And it was a risk these …

February 2022

GFA Provides Access to Clean Water for Village of 200

People steadily streamed to and from the well. Clasping empty buckets or plastic jugs, each villager waited their turn. Clear water filled container after container to the brim. A nearby plaque spoke to the passersby: …

February 2021

Believers Denied Water

People in Pastor Jabez’s village were finding the life-changing love of Christ, and the congregation was growing. Along with their newfound joy, however, a new struggle arose—a struggle to provide for their basic needs. Seven …

July 2020

No More Dirty Water

Beena and her family lived in a rural village, and they relied on water from the nearby well. The well water, however, was impure and contaminated with high levels of iron. Drinking it gave them …

April 2020

Ending the Children’s Long Commute

Maala trotted along beside her mother. The sun warmed her face and back, subtly reminding her of the heat to come in the afternoon. After 30 minutes of walking, Maala presented the small jug she …

April 2020

Families in Slum Taste Clean Water

Paband and Litesh and their families all live in a slum. The community’s only water sources provide polluted, smelly water, so many people, including Litesh, suffered from stomach aches and kidney …

February 2020

Opposition at Wedding Leads to Jesus Well

Before Jesus Wells are drilled, people in many communities gather water from ponds and rivers because they have no access to a clean, safe water source. For Christians in Muralee’s village, their water sources were …

April 2018

From Contention to Peace

Only one source of water for a community of 100-plus people simply wasn’t enough. GFA-supported pastor Dayal and his fellowship of 10 believers felt the lack. Families would often wait hours for one bucket of …

January 2018

He Didn’t Need to Say a Word

Tilak and his wife were happy again; no one could deny that. But some people in the village were anything but happy about the transformation in their lives. Villagers blamed the GFA-supported pastor for the …

October 2017

Short Stories About Jesus Wells

Jesus Wells have the ability to transform villages, providing not only clean, fresh water but also the opportunity for people to find clean hearts and a fresh start at life in Jesus. Every {% link …

April 2017

A Jesus Well Was the Ticket!

Even when no one wants to listen to them, pastors like Kundan are eager to help their communities with their daily problems, such as the lack of clean water. This well, like the one in …

December 2016

That None Will Go Thirsty

In areas with short water supplies, people often have to choose between walking for miles to find clean water or settling for contaminated sources. The young father of four lowered his vessel deep into the …

August 2016

Water Filter Removes Stomach Pain

“I would take medicine for my stomach pain,” Bakul shares. “However, in spite of continuous treatment, I continued to struggle from unbearable pain in my stomach.” A Gospel for Asia-supported pastor …

August 2016

Clean Water Flows from Rocks

The water was dirty. She could see it. Even though it flowed from a well in town, she knew the water wasn’t safe. People in the village often struggled with diarrhea, vomiting and unexplained fevers. …

January 2016

Pure Water Brings Health to Village

How are people living in this village? Gospel for Asia supported pastor Sadavir wondered. The water in this remote village was filled with clay, iron and mud, plaguing residents with frequent fevers, colds and digestive …

September 2015

He Found Water for His Soul

Baru studied the hardened ground at his feet. The stream that freely flowed during the monsoon season had dried up once again. This was the closest water source he and his neighbours had, and it …

August 2015

Man Receives Water Filter and Mercy

Each day, Kaamil’s family drank contaminated water because they didn’t have a pure water source. Then GFA pastor Padman invited them to an event where they would receive a BioSand water filter. There, Kaamil listened …

April 2015

Passerby Impressed by Christians’ Generosity

Ratnakar was just passing through the village. It was a day like any other—or so he thought. His walk slowed when he spotted a group of people gathered. The crowd aroused his curiosity. Suddenly a …

February 2014

Fresh Water and a Miracle

They were running low on water again. Gaurav didn’t want to walk all the way to the hospital to get more, but that was the only option. Water was scarce, and it was a daily …

August 2013


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